Re: [dev] [dwm]/[dmenu] Suggestion: Remove dmenu-integration from dwm

From: Ian Remmler <>
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2019 10:34:24 -0600

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 12:37:06PM -0800, Anselm Garbe wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 10:27, aleks <> wrote:
> > It seems to me to be bad design that dmenu is intermingled with dwm so
> > deeply and that dmenu depends on dwm to detect to correct monitor.

I always thought it was odd having dmenu-specific code in dwm.c. I
suggested making it generic so you could pass the monitor to any

> I did apply this in 2013, the patch was written by Marti Kuehne. The
> reason was that one could leave the pointer on a different screen than
> the focused monitor, and when running dmenu, it wouldn't use the
> pointer location to determine the monitor of appearance.

I think warping the pointer makes more sense. I would really prefer to
have in mainline.

Just my thoughts.

	- Ian.
Received on Sat Mar 02 2019 - 17:34:24 CET

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